Sunday, March 11, 2012

"Greena" Colada

And...yet another "green" St. Patty's Day shake. We got a huge pineapple from our Bountiful Basket this weekend, so I made a drink I affectionately call a "Greena" Colada". Once again, I'm looking very festive, while sneaking in some serious "green" nutrition. Yes, I know, this one has a bit of sugar. Our pineapple wasn't too sweet. If you get a really good pineapple, you can definitely cut back on the sugar. The other thing you have to consider is that when you put juice concentrate in a pina is LOADED with sugar. This has no juice, just raw fruit and coconut milk...thus the added sugar. Besides, its the holidays, right and with all that green and raw fruit, you'll still feel good watching your kiddos guzzle it down!

Greena Colada

1 huge handful fresh spinach leaves
1 whole pineapple cut into chunks
approx. 4 C ice (more or less depending on how thick you want it)
1 C coconut milk
1 frozen banana
3 T Powdered Coffee Creamer
1/2 C sugar (I know...sugar, right? At least there's Spinach and hey, it's for the holidays!)
Try substituting honey...

Note: If you want the smoothie to be even more flavorful, freeze the pineapple AND the banana and add less ice...yum!

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